Openness, dialogue and cooperation are needed to make international business more "transparent". This is why we cooperate with the UN Global Compact. But the most important efforts against corruption are made by our 23 000 employees every day.
We consider fighting corruption part of our social responsibility. We conduct our business in all corners of the world and are committed to playing a constructive role in society. Corruption must therefore be weeded out. We expect our employees to act responsibly with their colleagues, business partners and society as a whole.
We have no illusions about the fact that some of our colleagues could make a mistake. Therefore, we deliver active training, including dilemma training, on the threat posed by corruption, how we can be tempted and on the company's behalf or our own, perhaps become involved in corruption.
Getting control over corruption is only possible through cooperation between a wide range of participants - governments, the industry and NGOs. One of these NGOs is Transparency International - a politically and economically independent organization that works to eliminate corruption.
Transparency International has worked with Hydro for many years to develop guidelines based on best practices for ethical business.